English Accent and Usage: Comparison Clues
Comparison clues as a head in reading and vocabulary growth
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English accent and usage. I am Dr. Frank Gerace. Often when we’re reading we come across a hard word and we have to look it up in the dictionary. We have to put down the book, look it up, takes time, it’s boring, and sometime we don’t even remember it. A better way to get the meaning of a word and continue reading and learn the word better is by knowing that there is such a thing as a comparison clue.
Clues are certain words that tell us the meaning of the hard word by referring it to the easy words that are in a sentence. Let me give you an example, if I say: Mary is pugnacious, similarly, her brother John, is always looking for a fight. Pugnacious is a hard word, maybe you didn’t know it, but you know that is means someone who’s a troublemaker, someone who’s looking for a fight because of the clue word: similarly. The clue words are: similarly, likewise, also, etcetera. They’ll help you a great deal – use them.
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